Denny Hamlin is on pole after Saturday’s rain-shortened qualifying. The prediction calls for possible rain and thunderstorms all Sunday, and multiple delays pushed the broadcast, which signed on NBC at 8 p.m. and will resume on USA Network when the weather clears up.
Last year Kyle Larson was dominant en route to another win in the circuit’s first Cup Series race.
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NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Updates, Highlights
WINNER: Chase Elliott is your winner in Nashville! Kurt Busch is 2nd, with Ryan Blaney 3rd. No Joe Gibbs Racing cars in the top 5.
Denny Hamlin led 115 laps but finished 6th after entering the pit lane during the final warning. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. finish 21st and 22nd after doing the same. The decision to enter was not the right one.
Round 298: Keselowski gets off track. Still green. Elliot leads.
Round 297: Cole Custer and Brad Keselowski in the wall! No caution!
Round 296: Vegetable! Elliott clears Kurt Busch for the lead at the restart.
Round 293: Oh boy. Elliott and a few others stay outside. Majority of the top 10 behind Elliott pit, including all Joe Gibbs Racing cars.
Round 291: Caution!!! Josh Bilicki went up in smoke. Chase Elliott’s clue has been erased.
Round 273: Great cat and mouse races from Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch for the lead.
Round 268: Kyle Busch won’t let car No. 9 drive away. Lead is about three tenths of a second.
Round 262: Back to green. Elliott clears Kyle Busch for the lead after about a lap and a half.
Round 254: Caution!! Chris Buescher’s right rear tire pops over the front stretch. The number 17 Ford had been in the top 10 for much of the race. Several more cars that have not been pitted. If those cars come in cautiously, Kyle Busch should be the leader for the restart.
Round 252: Kyle Busch is ahead of Chase Elliott among cars that have made pit stops. Denny Hamlin leads the race, but didn’t come in for his last spot.
Round 247: Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. to pit lane. Busch had a really hard time. Planned final pit stops.
Round 245: New leader: Chase Elliott.
Round 244: Elliott within a few car lengths now. Truex also close in the 3rd.
Round 242: Elliott to 2nd. Kyle Busch’s lead is 1.1 seconds as he battles a loose race car.
Round 239: Truex and Elliott cut the lead to less than 2 seconds with 61 laps to go. Everyone will have to stop for fuel one more time.
Round 228: Truex around Harvick, and Chase Elliott around Harvick too. So Truex 2nd, Elliott 3rd, Harvick 4th behind Kyle Busch. Lead is 3.78 seconds.
Round 220: Front five cars are out. Kyle Busch leads Kevin Harvick by 2.8 seconds.
Round 210: Back to green. Kyle Busch is gone, while Chastain, Harvick and Truex are walking 3 for 2nd place.
Round 204: Ryan Blaney turns out of Turn 4, making slight contact with the outside wall. Kyle Busch’s lead was about a second over Truex.
Round 194: Green flag! And new leader! Kyle Busch clears Truex for the lead. Chase Elliott now 3rd.
Round 188: Truex leads off pit road. Kyle Busch 2nd, Chase Elliott 3rd. Hamlin goes from 2nd to 8th.
PHASE 2 WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. defeats Denny Hamlin to conclude the longest Stage 2 in Nashville Superspeedway history. Kyle Busch 3rd, Chase Elliott 4th.
Round 171: Truex overtakes Hamlin on the outside at turns 3 and 4 and gives Hamlin the lead. The No. 19 Toyota drives a bit better.
Round 156: Hamlin cleans up Truex Jr. finally up for the lead after an intense battle after the restart. Kyle Busch 3rd.
Round 151: Green flag! Race is half way through which means it’s over tonight!
10:00 p.m. CT: We are back after more than two hours of weather delay. There are still a few cells nearby, but the engines have restarted. Race restarts on USA Network.
Round 139: Red flag for lightning, and it looks like rain could fall in the area too.
Round 128: Hamlin back in the lead after duel with Ryan Blaney and Truex.
Round 118: Watch out for rain.
Round 115: Kyle Busch +33 since the start of the race. Bubba Wallace is +24.
Round 110: Joey Logano has slipped to 7th place after taking two tires. Interested in how teams will view this later in the race in relation to strategy.
Round 102: Austin Cindric unscheduled stop for four tires. Kyle Busch is now 4th.
Round 94: Joey Logano leads the pit lane after taking two tires. Aric Almirola is too fast on the pit lane and will have to start in the back of stage 2.
PHASE 1 WINNER: Martin Truex Jr., a surprise driver with no win so far in 2022. Hamlin was close to his quarter panel as he came out of Turn 4 but was unable to complete the pass. Good fight.
Round 83: Hamlin closes the gap to Truex and is there for a battle to win the first leg. Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick and Christopher Bell are all set to battle for third place.
Round 65: Green flag! Truex leads.
Round 60: Another warning! Chase Briscoe and Ty Dillon spin in Turns 1 and 2.
Round 49: Caution! Hendrick cars in trouble. Alex Bowman recoils against the wall. William Byron has a separate problem and goes to the garage.
Round 45: Green flag! Martin Truex Jr. insists on leadership.
5:29 PM CET: Lightning strike lifted after approximately 55 minutes delay.
Round 42: Lightning hold of at least 30 minutes. Red flag.
Round 41: Caution! Josh Bilicki has a problem and is very slow in the backstretch.
Round 36: Daniel Suarez to 2nd place. Handling lap traffic for leader Denny Hamlin. Austin Dillon and Cole Custer among those already one lap down.
Round 25: Kyle Busch started last but is already 16th. Rowdy is coming. So are clouds.
ROUND 1: Green flag! Denny Hamlin leads the field.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: NASCAR Cup Series Race in Nashville: Live Updates, Highlights